FreedomBox 23.12 released

FreedomBox 23.12 has been released and uploaded to Debian unstable. Typically, the freedombox package will migrate to testing in 2 days, and then can be uploaded to stable-backports.


  • packages: Purge packages on uninstall
  • gitweb: Fix issue with service startup when gitweb is not enabled
  • mediawiki: Increment version to run update.php automatically

Other Changes:

  • deluge: Utilize purging of packages and don’t remove explicitly
  • locale: Update translations for Czech, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • mediawiki: Utilize purging of packages and don’t remove explicitly
  • roundcube: Clarify description for local mail only option
  • samba: Remove additional configuration files on uninstall
  • searx: Fix typo in method name
  • shaarli: Utilize purging of packages and don’t remove explicitly
  • uninstall: Remove experimental warning

The following people contributed to the git repository for this release:

  • Burak Yavuz
  • gallegonovato
  • Ihor Hordiichuk
  • ikmaak
  • James Valleroy
  • Jiří Podhorecký
  • Sunil Mohan Adapa

Just an update, the upload to stable-backports (bookworm-backports) has been delayed for now.
I am waiting for an announcement that bookworm-backports is open for uploads:


Hi @jvalleroy,

I had a notification on my Plinth Software update page that my FBX version was not recent. I assumed it required manual updates and followed the Manual Updates from Terminal from the Freedombox Manual.

Just to let you know; except for email (postfix) the update went well. Anyone using the FBX email services, postfix will require you to manually intervene - this will break the auto update process with an error message. I went ahead and updated postfix through CLI, then reverted back to FBX manual update.

All is well and in working order.